Craft Room Organization

Hi Guys, I had a notion to do a little bit of craft room organization this weekend. I do have a preoccupation with keeping my craft room organized, and even though it’s not that untidy, I wanted to do some batches of pre cut A2 stitched backgrounds. I thought it would be great to have some at the ready for when I want to just go in my room to create.

I regularly use the Femme Frames by Mama Elephant.They are a staple die in my collection as they give super clean cuts and basically you could use them with every single card you make. It was a great feeling to do a bundle ready to go….but I didn’t stop there!

I don’t know about you, but I can buy a die and think ‘ooooo,  I would get a lot of use out of that’, or ‘I would love to see what it look like when utilized’. Trouble is, I end up storing them all away all neat and tidy just as Jennifer Maguire showed me how to. Then, I forget they are there (I hope Jennifer doesn’t mind me linking you to her video’s, she is awesome and it was her idea). Craft Room Work2

So, I went through some dies and cut some banners, objects, shapes etc and put the cuts in the sleeves ready to go …yay! It’s amazing I have reached a point in my life that I can put on a little music and do some die cutting with my fabulous Sizzix Big Shot and feel really chilled doing something I find truly enjoy.

I do hope you get to do things you truly enjoy in your lives….

As always, do not hesitate to send me your comments as I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas about your craft room organization.

Bye for now

Cheryl 🙂

Birthdays and Valentine’s Day

Hi guys, today I have turned my attention to birthdays and Valentine’s Day.

The card I am sharing with you today is a birthday card but I decided to use the Valentine and birthday concept together!2016 Cards0002_1024 2 I used the the Heart Parade die by Simon Says Stamp and I paired it with a sentiment from the  Say it in Style stamp set by Clearly Besotted.
I have to say, this die and stamp set are extremely versatile for many different occasions so you would get a lot of use out of them, I know I have!

2016 Cards0014_1024 2What’s really neat about the sentiments stamp set is that it has different fonts as well as different sentiments. The Heart Parade die is just a string of hearts which can also be used for anything, after all…you are would be making making a card for someone special no matter what the occasion.

I used thick card stock, minimum 100lb as I love the quality of how it feels and the wonderful paper is from Bo Bunny and their Zip-a-dee-doodle collection.

Click on the picture links below for supplies (except the Bo Bunny paper unfortunately, this is an older collection and SSS do not show it as stock).

I hope you like it? Scroll down to the bottom to leave your comments. Also, keep an eye out as I made several cards when I made this one and I want to share them with you too!

Cheryl 🙂

 

 

 

Happy New Year!

Hi guys, Happy New Year to you and your families.

Over the festive period a wonderful friend of mine had a beautiful baby boy, so of course it prompted me to make him a card. I don’t have as many baby stamps as I originally thought. I had plenty of images, but I was short on sentiments really. I am a big softy with babies and wanted something to reflect that.Baby Boy Card2

One of my favourite stamp companies is called Clearly Besotted Stamps who are based out of the UK. Its a very small business but they have great designs and I was really pleased to see that Simon Says Stamp started selling their stamps last year. The set I used here is called Little Onesie. It’s not expensive as it is just a little set but, it has different shapes in the set that you can choose to put on the front of the onesie.

Of course paper to compliment the cuteness was from Doodlebug, but I think this one in particular is older stock as I could not find it on the website.

Baby Boy Card 1Oh, and it’s the Crafting & Hobby Association Craft Mega Show in Anaheim #CHA2016 this weekend! Keep an eye out for new and exciting craft goodies turning up on crafting sites across the web! I love seeing what all these clever crafters come up with. One year I would love to be able to go and mix with those film stars of the crating world.

As always, let me know what you think as I love to hear from you…..:)